System Center Configuration Manager – "Configure SQL Server Service Broker Failed"

The Issue Recently I installed the Latest Tech Preview in my lab environment and while running an In-Console update I received an error "Configure SQL Server Service Broker - Failed". The Investigation If you watch a video Steve Rachui posted some time ago, there are some valuable tips for which logs to review and the … Continue reading System Center Configuration Manager – "Configure SQL Server Service Broker Failed"

Configuration Manager: Software Updates install before deadline???

Recently I was helping a customer who was having a challenge with software updates in that some of their endpoints were installing software updates the day that updates were made available and not waiting until the deadline was set. After verifying that the software update deployment was setup correctly as shown below: We confirmed that … Continue reading Configuration Manager: Software Updates install before deadline???

SSRS – There are misconfigured data sources

Background Occasionally we may receive the following alert: SSRS 2012: There are misconfigured data sources Gentleman, Start your hacking So let’s rip open the MP and see what’s going on. After going recursively bottom to top I finally understood that this is the DataSource being referenced in the monitor/probe: <ProbeActionModuleType ID="Microsoft.SQLServer.2012.ReportingServices.ProbeAction.TSQLCountersReportingServiceCustom" Accessibility="Internal" Batching="false" PassThrough="false"> And … Continue reading SSRS – There are misconfigured data sources

Infrastructure – System Center Configuration Manager – “Deploying applications with the PowerShell Application Deployment Toolkit”

The Issue Recently I was posed a question where a customer wanted their users to experience a more advanced or informative when software gets installed. They also required that data be saved so that users work are not affected. Requirements: The Mimecast for Outlook add in had to be installed (This requires Outlook to close) … Continue reading Infrastructure – System Center Configuration Manager – “Deploying applications with the PowerShell Application Deployment Toolkit”

SCOM 2019 Agent Installation Error

While providing support at a customer, I encountered a strange issue with the SCOM agent installations as shown below: Upon investigation the findings were as follows: The usual workaround is to delete the following  three Registry Entries: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\Microsoft Monitoring Agent ID (D996D247BE65CC940AA413D70EF113DC)HKEY_LOCAL_Machine\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft Operations ManagerHKEY_LOCAL_Machine\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\System Center Operations Manager Usually after deleting the above entries the installation … Continue reading SCOM 2019 Agent Installation Error

System Center Service Manager: Working with FIPS and Report Server

When you browse Report Manager URL, you get an HTTP 500 error or a blank page (in case if you have disabled friendly HTTP messages) on the browser window. When you check the Reporting Services log files you would find the below error being logged: ERROR: System.Web.HttpException: Error executing child request for Error.aspx. ---> System.Web.HttpUnhandledException: … Continue reading System Center Service Manager: Working with FIPS and Report Server

Quick blog – Importing Updates into WSUS – CVE-2019-1367

a Question that was raised this week by quite a few customers is around importing updates into the SCCM environment, that are not available on WSUS, but are on Microsoft Update. The below steps will guide you through the steps to get the updates into the environment quickly As per the CVV article, there are … Continue reading Quick blog – Importing Updates into WSUS – CVE-2019-1367